Scandal rocks the FBI. in 2014 FBI operative Daniela Greene was assigned to investigate ISIS terrorist Deso Dogg. She approached him but somewhere along the line she lost her footing, married the very target of her investigation and even moved in with him.
But her employer found out and Danela Greene made a guilty plea to making false statements involving international terrorism. She served two years in federal prison and was released in August 2016.
Former State Department official John Kirby commented to CNN on Monday: “It’s a stunning embarrassment for the FBI, no doubt about it”.
Who is Daniela Greene?
Ms. Greene was born in Czechoslovakia, but grew up in Germany and married an American soldier.
2011: Ms. Greene is hired by the FBI’s Detroit Bureau as an interpreter.
June 2014: Ms. Greene, still married to a U.S. soldier, travels via Istanbul to Syria where she marries Denis Cuspert, AKA Deso Dogg, a German rapper also known as terrorists Abu Talha al-Almani.
July 2014: Ms. Greene panics and contacts her employer. She says: “I was weak and didn’t know how to handle anything anymore. I really made a mess of things this time.”
August 2014: Authorities issue a warrant for Ms. Greene’s arrest. She manages to escapes Syria and is taken into U.S. custody.
December 2014: Ms. Greene pleads guilty.
February 2015: German media reports the story but wrongly states that the rapper terrorist was duped into marrying Ms Greene as part on an FBI investigation.
May 2015: Ms. Greene’s embarrassing case is made public by a U.S. judge.
August 2016: Ms. Greene has completed her two year sentence and is released out of federal prison.
The FBI has issued a statement saying that the awkward affair has made it necessary for the bureau to take: “several steps in a variety of areas to identify and reduce security vulnerabilities. The FBI continues to strengthen protective measures in carrying out its vital work.”
Rapper terrorist Mr. Talha al-Almani survived an airstrike in October 2015 near Iraq, Syria. Today he is believed to be out here doing what he loves the most – laying down rhymes and dropping bombs.
In February 2015 he was declared a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the State Department.
According to a survey managed by the Center for National Security at Fordham University the average sentence for individuals convicted of ISIS-related crimes is 9,2 years. In this context it seems as if Daniela Greene got away with a mere slap on her wrist.